2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Maroochy (S)

Code LGA34900 (LGA)
People 142,838
Male 69,582
Female 73,256
Median age 39
Australian citizenship 124,228
People born overseas 25,872
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 3,508
Families 39,309
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 67,198
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $921
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $230
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Maroochy (S) % Australia %
Total 142,838 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 69,582 48.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 73,256 51.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,772 1.2 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 142,838 people were usually resident in Maroochy (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Of the total population 1.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Maroochy (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 8,415 5.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 19,873 13.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 17,780 12.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 57,450 40.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 17,426 12.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 21,894 15.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 39 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.8% of people usually resident in Maroochy (S) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 27.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 39 years.

Selected characteristics Maroochy (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 124,228 87.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 25,872 18.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 3,508 2.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 87.0% of people usually resident in Maroochy (S) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 18.1% were born overseas and 2.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Maroochy (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58,934 51.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 15,717 13.7 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 6,532 5.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 33,367 29.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 51.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Maroochy (S) (Local Government Areas) were married, 13.7% were either separated or divorced, 5.7% were widowed and 29.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Maroochy (S) % Australia %
Australia 108,070 75.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Maroochy (S) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Maroochy (S) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Maroochy (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 37,374 55.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 22,738 33.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,292 3.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,607 2.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 3,860 5.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 40,005 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 67,871 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 67,871 people aged 15 years and over in Maroochy (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 55.1% worked full-time, 33.5% worked part-time, 3.4% were away from work, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.7% were unemployed. 40,005 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Maroochy (S) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Maroochy (S) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Maroochy (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 440 -- 466 --
Family 1,072 -- 1,171 --
Household 921 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Maroochy (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $440, the median family income was $1,072 and the median household income was $921.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Maroochy (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 17,004 43.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 15,722 40.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 6,172 15.7 823,254 15.8
Other family 411 1.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 39,309 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 39,309 families in Maroochy (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 43.3% were couple families without children, 40.0% were couple families with children, 15.7% were one parent families and 1.0% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Maroochy (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 59,440 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 67,198 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 59,440 occupied private dwellings were counted in Maroochy (S) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Maroochy (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 40,423 68.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6,449 10.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 10,112 17.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 2,441 4.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 15 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Maroochy (S) (Local Government Areas), 68.0% were separate houses, 10.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 17.0% were flats, units or apartments and 4.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure Maroochy (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 19,366 32.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 17,852 30.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 16,891 28.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 1,389 2.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,943 6.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Maroochy (S) (Local Government Areas), 32.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 30.0% were owned with a mortgage and 28.4% were rented.

Landlord type Maroochy (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 9,174 54.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,255 7.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 5,944 35.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 519 3.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Maroochy (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 54.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 7.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 35.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Maroochy (S) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 230 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Maroochy (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $230. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Maroochy (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 38,716 65.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 12,329 20.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 2,347 3.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Maroochy (S) (Local Government Areas), 65.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 20.7% were single (or lone) person households and 3.9% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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